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Class of 2017
Seed Projects

 

This year we are pleased to announce the following 6 seed fund projects with the three additional projects supported as part of our Learning Innovation program. 

 

  Understanding Consumer Behavior and Product Decision Making in Voice-Assisted vs. Mouse-Click Shopping This research focuses on voice-assisted shopping (e.g., Amazon Alexa, Domino’s DRU assist), and examines how consumers shop and make decisions differently in voice-assisted shopping mode, comparing with traditional online shopping navigated by mouse clicks.

Zhen Yang, Drexel University 
LeBow College of Business - Ph.D. Candidate of Marketing

Yanliu Huang, Ph.D., Drexel University 
LeBow College of Business - Marketing

Barbara Kahn, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Wharton School - Jay H. Baker Retailing Center

Jiangen He, Drexel University 
College of Computing and Informatics - Ph.D. Candidate

 

When Climate Changes Community
This collaboration between storytellers, designers, and engineers is focused on demystifying the complex systems behind climate change and bringing a much-needed voice to communities (esp. those whom are already affected) by distributing their message through innovative story/exhibit delivery.

Joshua T Lessard, Drexel University 
Westphal College of Media, Arts and Design - Architecture, Design, & Urbanism
Penn Museum - Exhibitions Department

Thomas QuigleyDrexel University 
Westphal College of Media, Arts and Design - Film & Video
Quigley Films

Raymond Guarnieri, Buffalo International Film Festival 

Tim Steffen, Comcast
Software Engineer

 

Planning a Community Business Collaborative to Support Local Business Website Needs
Developing a sustainable strategy to provide website support for local small businesses through unique transdisciplinary co-op experiences for Drexel students.

Andy Stutzman, Drexel University
University and Community Partnerships & Digital On-Ramps

Maria Alison, Drexel University
University and Community Partnerships

Kwaku Boteng, Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association

 

 

Learning Innovation

 

Black Girls STEAMing through Dance: Examining STEAM Literacies, STEAM Identities, and Self-concept
This project integrates concert dance, design, computer science, and creative writing to inspire the formation of STEAM literacies, STEAM identities, and positive self-concept amongst 7-12 year-old African American girls in West Philadelphia.

Ayana Allen-Handy, Drexel University 
School of Education, Policy, Organization, & Leadership

Michelle Rogers, Drexel University 
College of Computing and Informatics - Informatics

Valerie Ifill, Drexel University
Westphal College of Media, Arts, and Design - Performing Arts, Dance

Raja Schaar, Drexel University 
Westphal College of Media, Arts and Design - Product Design

 

Cooking with Confidence for Individuals with Autism
The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center’s Cooking with Confidence Class will be expanded by piloting a course catered to the needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Lindsay Shea MS, DrPH, Drexel University 
AJ Drexel Autism Institute/Philadelphia Autism Project

Pamela Piscitelli, MSEd, Drexel University 
AJ Drexel Autism Institute/Philadelphia Autism Project

Mi-Yeet Wong, LCSW, Drexel University 
AJ Drexel Autism Institute/Philadelphia Autism Project

Jamie Bowers, Free Library of Philadelphia
Culinary Literacy Center

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Free Library of Philadelphia
Culinary Literacy Center

 

Technology, Natural Sciences and Minorities: How Do We Connect Them?
Preliminary study to integrate Arduino/GIS technology to enhance Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) curriculum with students, scientist-mentors and peer mentors.

Dr. Jacqueline Genovesi, Academy of Natural Sciences
Education

Steve Dilliplane, Academy of Natural Sciences
Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution

Betsy Payne, Academy of Natural Sciences
Women In Natural Sciences

Kimberly Godfrey, Academy of Natural Sciences
Women In Natural Sciences

Dr. Stefani Kroll, Academy of Natural Sciences
Patrick Center for Environmental Research

Jacquelyne Ng – Drexel Co-op
Environmental Sciences

Massimo Marsella – Drexel Co-op
Software Engineering